- Things as certain as death and taxes, can be more firmly believed.
History of the Devil
(1726) bk. 2, ch. 6; see Franklin
- My man Friday.
Robinson Crusoe (1719)
- In trouble to be troubled
Is to have your trouble doubled.
The Farther Adventures of Robinson Crusoe (1719)
- Nature has left this tincture in the blood,
That all men would be tyrants if they could.
The History of the Kentish Petition (1712–13) addenda, l. 11
- Fools out of favour grudge at knaves in place.
The True-Born Englishman (1701) introduction, l. 7
- Wherever God erects a house of prayer,
The Devil always builds a chapel there;
And 'twill be found, upon examination,
The latter has the largest congregation.
The True-Born Englishman (1701) pt. 1, l. 1
- Your Roman-Saxon-Danish-Norman English.
The True-Born Englishman (1701) pt. 1, l. 139